|Project by SteveE||posted 02-10-2009 08:29 PM||3036 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
Here is my first attempt at an open book table. I don’t have a lot of time on my hands, or space in my house. So, I tried to combine as many features as possible into one project without making it look too busy or too bulky. I thought I’d put an added twist (aside from the twist of the table top) by making it a game table. The top is a Chess/Checker board with 1-1/2” squares and the inside is a recessed tournament sized Backgammon board. Under the skirt, there is an area to store game pieces. The veneer is a combination of Birdseye Maple (a gift from my dad), Maple, Cherry, and Walnut. The base and edging are solid maple. It was finished with shellac to seal/oil-poly(General Finishes)/then waxed with 0000 steel wool and then buffed. Originally, the legs were to be more shaker inspired but I decided to turn them upside-down to make the top look less clunky -and voila, it looks more modern.
-- Measure twice, cut once, bang into place